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Top UN refugee official thanks Greece and frontline islands for improved response to continued arrivals

12 October 2015 – During a two-day mission to Greece – the main European Union entry point for nearly 450,000 refugees and migrants so far this year – the United Nations’ most senior refugee official said he had witnessed the improved humanitarian response mounted by Greek local authorities and civil society while lamenting the continued lack of a large-scale and effective European response.

Member States pledge $100 million to UN agency supporting Palestine refugees

12 October 2015 – Twenty-two Member States of the United Nations are planning to pledge $100 million dollars to support next year’s budget of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) which provides educational, health, relief and social services for some five million such refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza.